This procedure is carried out to change the appearance of a scar, it can restore function to an area that may have noticed restricted movement due to the scar and it can also improve the appearance of the scar and the skin around it. Because of each scar differs dramatically in terms of the shape, size, texture, colour and location it is important to note that results vary from case to case.
The best candidate for scar revision is someone who is:
- Looking to improve a badly healed scar, but understands that scars cannot be entirely removed.
- Clear from active acne or other skin diseases in the area to be treated
As with any cosmetic surgery procedure, it is important to remember that your surgery will not turn you into someone else and you should not rely on your procedure to change your life. If you are considering undergoing a procedure it is imperative you speak to someone you trust, are happy in your life and are simply seeking to enhance your appearance and confidence, rather than looking to completely change who you are. It is equally important you are psychologically ready.
Preparing for your Procedure:
It is important to discuss with your doctors and with us any:
- Medical conditions you have
- The medication you are taking - prescription, herbal and non-prescription
Once you arrive at your destination you will have a physical evaluation with your surgeon, where you will discuss your goals and concerns where you will finalise the plan for surgery. At this examination your surgeon will determine the best procedure for you and explain it to you in detail, including any limitations - after all, it is important that you head into surgery with realistic goals. It is during this examination that your surgeon will also make recommendations for other procedures.
In the lead-up to your surgery, it is important you do the following:
- Stop smoking. Smoking can cause problems with circulation and increase the possibility of complications
What to Expect:
Length of surgery:
This is generally an outpatient procedure and only takes a few hours depending on the scars size and depth.
Recovery and post-op care:
The results of this surgery will be long-lasting, however, they can take a while to show through. Within the first one to two weeks, the scar revision area may be swollen, discoloured and uncomfortable. During this time, and for several weeks after, the new scar will heal, refine and fade.
Length of Stay:
To get the most out of your recovery time we suggest you partake in gentle exercise, yoga classes and treat yourself to some pampering. If you are feeling up to it, there is plenty to see and do in Phuket, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.
Other procedures to consider:
Non-surgical procedures can also be added to give an even more youthful appearance for returning home, such as cosmetic fillers for reducing fine lines of laser resurfacing and chemical peels.
Preconditions and risks:
Risks and complications are minimised by using our highly-skilled, trusted doctors and nurses. However, with every precaution taken complications can still occur. These are rare and few patients experience any issues. If you have any concerns about your procedure and the possible preconditions and risks, discuss them with your doctor and nurses.
Potential risks include:
- Scar recurrence
- Separation of the wound
It is important to read the general preconditions and risks page before any surgery.